RM Weekly

Nov. 10, 2019

This Week at RM

Nov. 11


  • Veterans Day
  • Weishaar out at 1:00p until Friday



Nov.12


  • Lisa Nimoh last day
  • Staff Mtg. 3:30-4:15p



Nov. 13


  • 4th grade field trip to KU Nat. History Museum
  • 5th grade field trip Missouri Town
  • Sped Team Mtg. 12:15
  • Pre-Eval Mtg for DB 1:00
  • Planning mtg. 2:00p
  • LD IEP 2:30p



Nov. 14


  • Corwin Deep Equity Training - Miller, Stagner, and Mahoney



Nov. 15


  • Move-In Mtg for BT - 4 yr old 8:00a

Testing Document and reminder

Please remember to enter your testing dates in the following document:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hyM4myrhGvwCOId3wmyyryi47bUjWHmQlDHdrBBG3i8/edit?usp=sharing


  • All students in K-2 will be DIBEL’d as well as students in 3-6 who’s composite was below or well below benchmark in the fall.
  • Teachers need to do the testing. Please do not make this an aide’s responsibility.

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Shout Outs:


Shout Out to the 5th Grade team for administering the Math District Common Assessment and taking the time to provide feedback to be shared with the cadre.

If you’d like to give a shout out to a colleague or colleagues, submit it here. https://forms.gle/EA5vZ2pY7f8m7R8u6


Data Review

It’s a great time to review your progress monitoring data and/or any data from any digital programs your students might be using.

  • Review data in DIBELS progress monitoring.
    • Are the data points following the student’s aim line? Are the points above or below the aim line?
    • Do we need to consider different ways to meet the student’s needs?
  • Review student data in Istation.
    • Are there any lessons that need to be taught face-to-face?
    • How are students progressing through the work?
    • Have a conversation with students and set goals for working in Istation.
  • Review student data in Redbird.
    • Are there any lessons the student is struggling to complete accurately?
    • Are there any lessons that need to be taught face-to-face?
    • Invite students to look at their data. How many precursor lessons are they getting?
  • Review student data in Xtra Math.
  • Review student data in Zearn.

If you’d like to look at your students’ data in any of these programs, don’t hesitate to reach out!


ELL PD Opportunities

Below are PD opportunities to learn more about supporting our ELL students. Pam Palermo and Amy Culey, the district ELL Instructional Coaches, will be presenting on the following topics…

§ Integrating Language Support and Strategies in Content Instruction to Support ELLs - Thursday, November 14th 4:15-5:30, CAA room 2041

§ Designing Lessons to Meet the Needs of English Language Learners Using SIOP - Wednesday, November 20th 4:15-5:30, CAA room 2041

§ Using Biography Driven Instruction in Culturally Responsive Teaching - Thursday, January 9th 4:15-5:30, CAA room 2042

§ Supporting English Language Learners Through Effective Co-Teaching - Wednesday, January 15th 4:15-5:30, CAA room 2041

§ Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom Accepting of all Students - Thursday, January 23rd 4:15-5:30, CAA room 2041


KSDE News

KSDE’s PE consultant, Mark Thompson, shared the following resource for PE teachers looking for lesson plans:

http://www.pe-kansas.com/ These are free resources developed for Kansas educators.

The Kansas Historical Society has a student photo contest for students in grades 1 - 12. The theme is Going to School in Kansas. If you'd like more information you can find the rules here. I know it is only November, but Kansas Day is coming soon. The Kansas Historical Society will have free admission and exhibits from all 105 counties that day. To learn more, follow this link.

The Kansas Assessment Program (KAP) has a new website and a wealth of resources avail- able for teachers. To view their page of resources for math, ELA, science, and other testing information, visit their new site. https://ksassessments.org/resources-and-training


Ray Marsh Resources

Visit the Ray Marsh PD site for resources and learning.


October Teaching with Tech Newsletter

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